Monthly Archives: February 2016

Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum (MOOC) conclusion

Theme: exploring the museum’s objects and the possible futures of museums Objects and spaces Frontiers’ is a metaphor to conceive of the physical space, between the museum, and university/school/community group where we explore histories and memories Objects – creation, use … Continue reading

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Aspiration and isolation (me rambling)

Superheroes and their kitComic book superheroes have a lot to do with disabled people. They act as projection surfaces where people’ s fears and dreams find a safe place for expression. You only have to think about X men to … Continue reading

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Version 3 of books revised to the final version

I’ve had a little epiphany this week end and now my two books are three! Two photobooks – one 12 by 12 and one 7 by 7… and they are finished (subject to proofing) and a companion essay in book … Continue reading

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Dad

Looking better today…

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Camberwell workshop

I visited Camberwell college for a workshop yesterday. It was nice to see some old and new faces in the flesh as most of the time we only engage virtually.

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Book cover experiments

I have been experimenting with books covers – here are some of the results. Each one of these images has its own strengths and weaknesses. Firstly, I feel the basic format works with the little symbols of people juxtaposed against … Continue reading

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The third draft of the physical books received

I received both my books today. Many of the changes I made last time have worked.  As I mentioned prior to sending the books off for printing, the format is different for each book. For example, I have omitted the … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum (MOOC) week 5

Theme: the role of museums awareness/supporting mental health and wellbeing Mental health – increasingly recognised as being connected to our social, economic and cultural contexts There is something very important about the bodily, cognitive and emotional connections that objects enable … Continue reading

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Shape exhibition

I received a nice review of my submission to the Shape Open an the Disability Arts Online website – see here. 

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Dad

Dad’s been in hospital a week now. There is nothing medically wrong with him as such, but he can’t move much without lots of pain and so hasn’t been out of bed since being admitted. Still he’s eating more and … Continue reading

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